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RATINGS: 1103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Alpha Klaus is Alpha King’s cousin. A big American X-mas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt and Mexican sugar and of course tons of strange American hops! Cheers.

2014 vintage - 6.0% abv


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle at the Angry Fist of Santa tasting at Chris_o’s. Thanks Harry. Black, dark ruby edges. Thin tan head. Lovely choc, good hop. Slipped down really well. Smooth and utterly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (15817) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Stimmig malziger und röstiger Antrunk mit kaffeeartigem Anteil. Das Aroma wird breiter, die röstigen Noten intensivieren sich leicht. Dazu kommt eine angenehme Süße, die aber nur wenig erkennbar ist. Die Kaffeenoten werden etwas stärker, das Bier bleibt auf hohem Niveau. Schokoladiger Abgang mit hefigen Noten, herb, angenehm. Gelungen! 8/10/9/11/11/11

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Trade with Kermis. Thanks Chris. Pours nearly black with a small settling creamy beige head and lacings. Nose has roast, coffee, zest - orange peel. Dry and roasted bitter flavor with coffee and dark fruit, chocolate plus a faint dusty hoppy note. My guess is that its 2 or 3 years old so the hops pretty much vanished. Smooth and light bodied - suitable. Would be fun to try fresh which I guess would give it some other strings to play. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color with some definite red highlights. A short lived off-white head is present, too. S: Quite a lot of roast, and perhaps char, with just a touch of smokiness. There are some nice hints of dark fruits, earthy hops, and bitter dark chocolate. I seem to pick up just a touch of licorice. T: Mostly roasted malt flavor with a nice char character. A mild sweetness in the form of toffee, and the same earthy hop notes. A mild to moderate bitterness to the beer. M: Medium in body and medium carbonation, too. D: Kind of heavy on the roast which limits the amount of other qualities you can pick up, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14962) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle (2006) at ØLbaren (thanks Lars). Black - brown head. Coffee, borned, berries, chocolate, licorice, light smokey notes, smoothness, nice hoppy. Nice - not fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Dark brown; aroma of chocolate malt. Sweet. Soft malty palate. Thick, viscous body. One of the better examples of traditional-style porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bomber from Secret Santa (Brad in Ohio). Thanks for this 100 pt beer! Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate and a strong hop character. Full bodied. Starts with a ton of resin and maybe grapefruit, quickly followed by a mass of very chocolate chocolate. Followed by some light resin/grapefruit. There’s a lot of every thing is this drink that for me finishes pretty dry and nicely bitter. Thanks again Santa!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of citrus, roast chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee and candy cane. Medium body. Slightly dry/roasty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Bottle. Black hue with large frothy light brown head. Full body with creamy texture. Aroma and flavor of heavy roasted, molasses and vanilla. Long full duration with moderate sweet finish. May be the best of style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12858) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2003
(2003) Black body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, some grapefruit/pine, light roasty. Taste is chocolate grapefruit, which, although sounding disgusting, works quite well. Roasty and light pine round out the flavors. Medium body. A very nice beer, and one for which I heartily thank BBB63. That being said, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about.


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